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IBPS, Bank PO, Government Recruitment Exams GK (General Knowledge Quiz - 147)

1. As per the provisional figures of exports released on 9 February 2012, India's exports in January 2012 rose to what per cent to $25.4 billion?

2. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 14 February 2012, issued the Draft Circular for Deployment of White Label Automated Teller Machines(WLAs) from non-bank entities. Which of the following facts related to this statement is/are not true?
1. The WLA operator can choose the location of the WLA. However, it will have to adhere to annual targets and the ratio of WLA between Tier I and II and Tier III-VI centres that may be stipulated by the RBI.
2. Non-bank entities proposing to set up WLAs have to apply to the RBI seeking authorisation under the Payment and Settlement Systems Act 2007
3. The non-banking entities should have a minimum net worth of Rs. 1000 crore at the time of making the application and on a continuing basis after issue of the requisite authorisation.
4. Being non-bank owned ATMs, the guidelines on five free transactions in a month for using other bank ATMs will not be applicable for transactions made on the WLAs.
5. The WLA operator will have to declare one Sponsor Bank, which will serve as the Settlement Bank for the settlement of all the service transactions at the WLAs.
[A]2 and 5
[B]Only 1
[C]Only 3
[D]Only 5

3. Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on 15 February 2012 approved the auction route for selling 5 per cent stake in state-run oil major?

4. As per official data released on 14 February 2012, headline inflation eased to a 26-month low in January 2012 from 7.47 per cent in December 2011 on the back of further fall in vegetable prices. What did the headline inflation stand at in January 2012?

5. Name the veteran hindi film music composer who was honoured with the Lata Manageshkar award by the Madhya Pradesh government on 8 February 2012.
[A]A R Rehman
[B]Rajesh Roshan
[C]Adnan Sami
[D]Leslie Lewis

6. Noted Hindi writer Professor Ramdarash Mishra was selected for the 21st Vyas Samman for his poetry collection. For which of his poetry collection was he selected for the award?
[A]Pak gai hai dhoop
[B]Path ke Geet
[C]Kandhe par Suraj
[D]Aam Ke Patte

7. Renowned Urdu poet and noted lyricist of Umrao Jaan, Akhlaq Mohammad Khan passed away in Aligarh on 13 February 2012 after battling lung cancer. Which of the facts about the poet given below are not true?
1. Akhlaq Mohammad Khan wrote under the pen name 'Shahryar'
2. Shahryar started his career as a literary assistant at Anjuman Tarraqqi-e-Urdu. He then went on to join Jamia Millia Islamia, as a lecturer in Urdu and rose to become the chairman of the Urdu Department
3. Shahryar had received the Jnanpith Award, India's highest literary award, in the year 2008.
4. He edited the literary magazine Sher-o-Hikmat. In 1987 he received the Sahitya Akademy Award in Urdu for his poetry collection, `Khwab Ka Dar Band Hai'
[A]1 and 3
[B]Only 3
[C]Only 2
[D]3 and 4

8. 44th Session of Indian Labour Conference was held on 14th and 15th February, 2012 under the chairmanship of Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Union Minister of Labour and Employment. Which of the facts given below are not true about the conference?
1. The conference was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
2. The Conference deliberated upon very topical and critical issues viz., (i) Minimum Wages, (ii) Social Security and (iii) Employability and Employment.
3. The first such tripartite consultation at the national level was held in 1942 as the Tripartite National Labour Conference; subsequently renamed as Indian Labour Conference since 1944
4. 45 Sessions of Indian Labour Conference have been held so far to discuss prominent labour related issues.
[A]Only 4
[B]2 and 3
[C]1 and 3
[D]Only 3

9. Name the senior BJP leader and Higher Education Minister of Karnataka who died in Bangalore on 14 February 2012 following a massive cardiac arrest.
[A]Katti Ramesh Vishwanath
[C]K.H. Muniyappa
[D]V.S. Acharya

10. Consider the following statements and using the code given below identify the personality with whom these statements are associated
1. He was the founder of Max Telecom
2. He is the founder and Chairman of Max India
3. He has been appointed the Non-Executive Chairman of Vodafone India
4. He is a veteran of Telecom Industry
[A]Deepak Parekh
[B]Sunil Bharati Mittal
[C]KP Singh
[D]Analjeet Singh

11. Which of the following Indian Telecom company on 16 February 2012 got the RBI nod for FCCB redemption?
[A]Reliance Telecom

12. Cognizant which on 13 February 2012 inked a 5-year deal with Future Group is a
[A]Logistic Company
[B]Aviation Company
[C]Online Retail Company
[D]Technology Solution Company

13. 4Kintetsu World Express of Japan and Gati on 13 February 2012 entered into a Joint Venture of which of the following sector?
[A]Electronic Equipments
[B]Supply Chain
[C]Single Brand Retail
[D]Technology Solution

14. Legrand, the French electronic and digital equipments company on 9 February 2012 acquired the UPS business of which of the following Indian brand?
[C]Numeric Power

15. Identify the personality with whom these statements are associated
1. He is the Serbian National
2. He holds number one position in world Tennis ranking
3. He has been given the highest Serbian award, the Gold Star of Karadjordje on 15 February 2012
4. He has five grand slam titles in his name
[A]Novack Djokovik
[B]Rafael Nadal
[C]Roser Federar
[D]Leton Hewit


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